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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe pears
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 632 calories, 36g fat (16g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 434mg sodium, 83g carbohydrate (71g sugars, 7g fiber), 4g protein .

Directions

  1. Core pears from bottom, leaving stem intact. Peel pears. If necessary, cut 1/4 in. from bottom to level. Place in a small baking dish. Brush pears with lemon juice and 1 tablespoon butter. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25 minutes or until tender, basting occasionally.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the chocolate, cream and remaining butter. Heat over low heat until smooth, stirring occasionally. Combine caramel topping and macadamia nuts; spoon onto dessert plates. Place pears upright on plates; spoon chocolate sauce over pears. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Pears in Caramel Sauce in Reminisce January/February 2006, p 50


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